Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss‘s southern cuisine restaurant just barely passed a surprise health inspection 2 weeks ago.

The Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine restaurant, located at 177 Peters Street in Alanta’s warehouse district, received a 78 (Grade C) score from the Fulton County Health Inspector on August 24.

The restaurant’s menu is based on recipes from Kandi’s mom, Mama Joyce and her two aunts Nora and Bertha Jones, hence the restaurant’s name, Old Lady Gang.

Old Lady Gang

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star quietly opened the eatery earlier this year after numerous delays that played out on the show, according to EURweb.com.

The inspection found a laundry list of violations including inadequate hand washing facilities, unsanitary food contact surfaces and improper cooking time and temperatures.

Atlanta restaurants that fail inspections are given one chance to clean up their act before they are forced to close down.





  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    They’ll get it cleaned up.. Momma Joyce and nem aint gonna play that

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Y.U.C.K.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Nasty. I have legitimately never eaten ate a restaurant that had anything other than an A. How the hell do you get a C…and I have seen some questionable places at least get a 90.

  • YaYa

    I have yet to hear of someone having a pleasant experience at this restaurant. Any takers in here?

  • Ms Thang

    I guess she’s going to blame Phaedra for the C rating.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I just read the violations.

    So the workers aren´t washing their hands. That is beyond disgusting. Cutting boards are not capable of being cleaned, which increases the chances of salmonella and other diseases/bacteria/cross contamination. Yeah, those aren´t minor violations in my opinion. Get it together, Kandi.

    P.S. The choice of pic is shady.

  • Nessa

    It’s probably petty stuff that they got penalties for..

  • MookieFly

    Why would I want to eat at a place called the Old Lady Gang?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Kandi will get it together. She’s not gonna go out like that….

  • MercifulLove

    She’ll learn from this and do better….it’ll be alright

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    because they are old school southern grandmas.. they know how to cook

  • You Could Never

    Sure these are some of the same violations at your local Shit-potle and I bet some of yall still eat there. See mad folks all over these internets say they still eat there. Bon Appétit and say your prayers when you bless your food.

  • Rayne

    I bet I don’t eat that shyte. I tasted it one time went home and made my own dam tacos ? cilantro rice and guacamole.

  • MookieFly

    Apparently not if the restaurant got a C. Why not call it Mama Joyce and the Crew?

  • Lovely1

    Already? Sheesh! Usually, people score well on their first inspection. Goodness

  • You Could Never

    There are MANY tho who still do. I always liked Moe’s and Qdoba over them anyway. So it was easy as hell to let them go

  • Justlooknout

    Blessing ain’t gonna help at that establishment. Bless the commode and pray you have lots of toilet paper.

  • Justlooknout

    Girl and its’s so much better.

    I made some on Sunday. IT WAS GOODT!!!

  • Yoni7

    I hope she will be able to fix all the violations and come out on top.
    #isupportblackbusinesses

  • Justlooknout

    If they don’t have professional staff, they should spend the money or do some training.

    You can’t be playing with folks intestines.

  • AQUEEN

    I literally live around the block from this place… it is ALWAYS packed. Before, The Old Lady Gang had this spot every other restaurant has failed in this location. This will not impact them much. Hell 2chainz restaurant is down the block and they failed inspection!!! Ppl are still wrapped around the block! ?????????????

  • MissHarlem

    When you jump into a business do your due diligence and research what’s needed. Employees not washing hands is beyond disgusting. You can’t always look frumpy and have a frumpy ass restaurant too. Cmon son.

  • Justlooknout

    Hey Now! I agree with you…

    I support good food. If you gotta substitute for green beans vs. potatoes for a 3.00 up charge. I’m not visiting there anymore. Cornbread is cold, pork chops are NOT fork tender. Just some of my complaints about some of the African owned eateries. Now down south North Carolina, most of the places seem to have go it right.

    MY TWO CENTS

  • Yoni7

    Hey Boo!

  • Yoni7

    Hey!

  • You Could Never

    Now down south North Carolina, most of the places seem to have got it right.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Its why Im so FAT *cries*

  • Justlooknout

    But best believe they are NOT in there cooking. NOPE

  • MissHarlem

    Hey boo hey ?

  • bemetoo

    Who said employees don’t wash their hands??? Blk people smh….

  • You Could Never

    Hey hun. My mother ran a chain rest. for 2 decades. She catch your ass not hand washing on her watch she was sending you home. Forever. Clock out and dont come back.

  • MissHarlem

    It’s one of the violations.

  • Justlooknout

    Cause at one point they were acting like they were Black Mafia and they were going to fugg Carmon and Todd up. Straight up merciless.

  • You Could Never

    That report.

    including inadequate hand washing facilities

    How you gonna wash your hands and there is no soap and paper towels?

  • Justlooknout

    CHASE

    NOPE

    I was told we can’t move there, cause I would be like we going here, here and there. That’s just for lunch.

  • Look@m3

    I’m still waiting…haven’t been yet!

  • MissHarlem

    I’m a germophobe with ocd. I can notttttt ?

  • Justlooknout

    it’s like surgery. doctors wash up before they operate, that’s how the kitchen should be.

  • bemetoo

    Now you just assuming ..inadequate hand washing facilities doesn’t mean employees are not washing their hands or that there’s not enough soap or towels you seem to be just assuming

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ?

    Teeheehee

  • bemetoo

    No it’s not I think some roses have selective reading habits

  • You Could Never

    IT
    IS
    IN
    THE
    REPORT

    There is a LINK above. FOMF. It CLEARLY STATES that

  • You Could Never
  • Kimberly King

    Yuck….. Hopefully she gets it together. She may need to consider firing a few people. She needs to ensure that she hires the professional and clean staff. Although I find Kandi on the show boring AF, I do hope she gets this squared away asap. I admire her being a successful black woman who generated her wealth. Not only that, she’s super smart when it comes to money.

  • Yoni7

    I read that like you clapped it out. LOL

  • MissHarlem

    Thanks

  • MissHarlem

    But I did clap ??

  • Just Passing Through

    I did. You know I did lol

  • Yoni7

    LMAO

  • Just Passing Through

    Just gonna jump in on our shit. Tuh. Better scram they behind on someplace

  • Disappointed

    I thought the food was alright. The way Kandi likes to eat you would think the food would be on point. The DJ is fire LOL that was the best thing about the restaurant in my opinion.

  • MookieFly

    Well now that joint would be on and poppin. I would go there just change the name

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Aunt Bertha looks like a sock puppet.

    An angry one.

    And is anyone really surprised that these people would operate a sloppy, dirty kitchen? Be honest.

  • You Could Never

    Sandra the whole entire mobile edition of this site just died.

  • Yoni7

    Shole got quiet round here, didn’t it? LOL

  • Jennifer

    Uh oh. You gotta be hands on like Miss Robbie when your name is on the line. That’s why I will eat at the Sweetie Pie’s she runs. Food safety is my lane and once your establishment has a dirty rep, you can forget it. But people today are so celeb thirsty, they’ll still eat there just to say they did.

    Her mama would be a great person to keep the kitchen on their toes.

  • Yoni7

    they’ll still eat there just to say they did.
    ______________

    I think they’ll eat there so they can complain about it.

  • MissHarlem

    ??

  • NicoleZee

    Disgusting. This is why people need to make more of their own food instead of eating out. For one, most people are gross, so how can you trust them to prepare your food??? For two, if you have terrible food allergies like me, eating out is very rare anyway. However, if a restaurant doesn’t earn an A+, then why in the hell are still they allowed to operate??? The state needs stricter regulations for restaurants. If it were me, there is no way I would even allow my restaurant to be open if I can’t get an A+ after each inspection. Sick and sad.

  • datATLboi

    Andddddd I won’t be eating there….thank you

  • Yoni7

    Speaking of restaurants………………..Can anybody EVER recall seeing a commercial for (one of your local) Chinese food restaurant?

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    So basically her restaurant is not sanitary to eat at. Gross. Do better Kandi!

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Ewwww the food contact surfaces were not in compliance. Geez.

  • Mz. Nisha

    This isn’t surprising, Kandi is the chic who always looks dirty no matter how cute their hair/outfit is. I mean we heard with our own ears that Todd didn’t bathe for days while working on the restaurant and we watched her get her hair done in her kitchen on national tv.

  • Rayne

    I made nachos on last Friday and found the shells shaped like bowls too.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    First it was Gladys, then T.I now Kandi. I see that Kandi did not learn from her predecessors before her. She made the same mistake as they did, hiring family and friends instead of a restaurant professional. Instead she had Todd who is worried about his image and the OLG ladies that are just worried about when they gonna get paid. The restaurant is left to run itself and this is exactly what happens when there is no guidance in the work place and that Safe Serv Manager is not properly in place. SMH….I will be in the A next month and I will be sure to skip right on pass this place. I just can’t do it, the whole time I probably be looking at my food like “the cook most likely didn’t use soap to wash his hand before he cooked my meal.” YUCK!!!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Not for me.

  • NicoleZee

    That just goes to show you that most folks are nasty and don’t care about their health or hygiene. Those restaurant owners are dumb as a bucket of rocks. If someone gets sick due to their negligence, they will get sued. Disgusting. I’m glad I rarely go out to eat. Now I’m even more thankful for my food allergies, having them forces me to make more of my own food anyway.

    Imagine what goes on at these badly rated restaurants: rodents, rodent feces could get in the food, pregnant rodents having babies on site, employees with bad hygiene, employees not washing hands, bacteria everywhere, and yet people still don’t care. Gross!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Hopefully they can get it together…I’d love to see them win??

  • NicoleZee

    She probably has bad hygiene like Todd. Two nasty people can only attract each other. A clean and healthy person would not put up with filthy bodies, homes, or establishments. And nasty people usually raise their kids to be the same way. I have an uncle and aunt like that and their kids have horrible hygiene too. So very sad.

  • dontgetblocked

    Now she knows all eyes are on the restaurant. She needs to be on top of her game.

  • AQUEEN

    Well…now that you give this vivid description ?? I don’t think I will ever eat again!!???????? Jk

  • Diva_woman

    I’m going to Atlanta in few weeks and they were on my list of places to eat. I hope they get it together.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I knew this restaurant wasn’t bout to be about ish when I saw her burn fried chicken on national TV. If it was me they would have had to edit that out and let me fry the chicken again.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Kandi and the OLG don’t look clean…

  • Bossy704

    They didn’t learn nothing from Zino’s Crab Shack?? That wasn’t even open a month. Being an entertainer does not qualify you to serve food unless you are Patti LaBelle. I will eat anything from Patti or Mama Tina. I used to have Mama Tina’s cookbook with DC on the cover. She said JayZ loved her Cajun turkey. It was on point – I used to make it when I was married.

  • Harley

    How awful and disgusting to put people in harm

  • Karla E

    That’s gross

  • Harley

    I hope they are off the list

  • xenaD

    A c! O hell naw…

  • Sircaput

    #facts

  • Renee26

    No hair nets, no soap or towels and the hand washing sink, soil in the ice machine, warm “cold” food, dirty dish rags, cutting board unable to every be cleaned properly again….that’s enough for me to not want to try it. I heard the portions were small and over priced too.

  • Harley

    NOPE we do not eat there!!!!!!!! I do not care what the restaurant is or who owns it. A grade below and A means it is NOT ok

  • Renee26

    Look for the health grade to be displayed in the window

  • Renee26

    No need to…they getting money based off cravings….I want some chicken lo mein, general sao’s, and some crab ragoons right now! LOL

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Please be advised that Kandi isn’t serving anything that is unusually delicious or savory. You can find that same crap on any dinner table in the South–for a lot less money.

    Not into Kandi like that so she won’t be seeing $20 from me for a plate of collard greens or what have you. And like I said, those aunts of hers are some weird old broads–especially that sock puppet looking Aunt Bertha.

  • SpiceGirl

    if you still go there….lets us know what you think

  • SpiceGirl

    like 2 times!!

  • SpiceGirl

    Well Kandi…we live and learn. Hoping for the best for ya

  • ShWa

    Todd better get that place together-he’s was the one putting it together!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Me too….I was oooooweee she finna go in….cause inadequate hand washing facilities means all of the above and then some….

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Truth be told, I’ve ate (USE TO–YEARS AGO) at some hole in the wall spots where I wouldn’t even want to know what’s going on in the back. Like don’t even show me…just run me my hoggie and fries with mild sauce. Its a Chi-Town thang. I cook more and I’ve eliminated meat. When you know better you do better. People on here acting like they eat at 4 star restaurants all the time….FOH

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Now do not bring my Shit-potle into this mess. I love me a burritio bowl with sofritos. Hmmmm good…never got sick…

  • OrchidJones-Got Dat Job

    I wonder does her friend Carmon get a profit from the Name from the show when Kandi’s mom was coming for her for thinking she and Todd were an item…..God knows she deserves royalties for every cent coming into that eatery…

  • Trey

    as my 3 year old daughter would say….”YUCK”

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    That heffa Phaedra still praying for Kandi’s demise I see. She’s behind this I bet. Someone already stated Phaedra told them (pre-reunion) that Kandi keep phuckin with her, her restaurant will never open. And now this.

    Remember Beauty Shop with Latifah (a movie, I know) and Jorge had the inspector fine her for everything via his “surprise” inspections?

    Hey Shady Phae-Phae. Kandi gonna have to whoop her ass in real life. Scorpios. The best grudge holders. It’s never over.

  • isis Osiris

    she can call this a bankruptcy. No one is going here anymore. Poor thang. Fire the manager and have a grand re-opening with a A from the health board and she may be able to save it

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Wait, Todd has poor hygiene? I want to bang him for my birthday one year soon.

  • TooMuchTea

    That’s what 2Chainz did. How did that work out?

  • TooMuchTea

    Lol!!! Not a sock puppet!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    lol here YOU go. Nope, not even PF Changs.

  • TooMuchTea

    Don’t forget 2 Chainz! He chopped some heads.

  • Olga Summer

    I’m liking the profile pic sir!! ??…#thatsall ??

  • NicoleZee

    Lorenzo, truth is, most people have terrible hygiene. It’s sad. A lot of people just don’t care about themselves or they suffer from mental illness. I can understand a homeless person who can’t shower due to living on the streets, but when you have income and have a place to live, there shouldn’t be any excuse as to why someone does not bathe and care for their body, hair, and teeth. It’s sad and something I cannot deal with from anyone. Disgusting.

  • Olga Summer

    Yea….folk think that Oxygen can make them successful entrepreneurs but…{shruggs shoulders}. Ashley Darby from Rhop, her spot is literally one block from my condo and it’s ALWAYS empty …I went there this summer when I saw her sitting outside and to be honest, the food wasn’t the good. Sweet girl though ?

  • Olga Summer

    The name itself says it all…that was enough for me to politely decline…?

  • TheWildChild

    “C” for ?

  • Drea982

    OMG!!!! SHUT UP! SOCK PUPPET! I spit my water out. This was the highlight of my day. I thought they would have been on point smh.

  • Diva_woman

    I will report back for sure! I’ve heard good things honestly, outside of this. Hoping it’s worth it

  • Passion

    I’m shock that it is still open, I give until the end of the year before it will be closed.

  • Passion

    Smart lil girl.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Everyone thinks they can just open a restaurant and that be it. People on Reality TV crack me up.

  • Faux Gibbler

    It’s ultimately Kandi & Todd’s fault.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I did stop there a couple months ago and you are right, it’s over priced. I didn’t even realize it was Kandi’s place. It’s not even nice like it was on tv.

  • Faux Gibbler

    It’s very over priced and over staffed. No excuse for this report.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Thank you girl cuz the people wanna know.

  • Yup, I said it

    I would still eat there. The places with the lowest scores have the best tasting food. As long as I don’t see any nastiness that’s good enough for me.

  • McKay

    Bad mind people, I tell yah. Let’s hope nothing bad happens to you and you are unable to pay your rent or mortgage before the end of this year.

  • Lolly Asher

    I don’t count Kandi out either. She’s never rec’d a C in her life so this will not do. Restaurants break most people so I don’t really understand why they went this route. But she’ll get an A soon. She’s crazy like that.

  • RealGzOnly

    LmAo @ sock pocket ???….

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What happened?

  • kekeb

    They’ll have this corrected soon. It won’t put her out of business

  • kekeb

    Ummm that’s cause don’t nobody eat emu and kangaroo.
    Kandi can, has and will continue to make boss moves. This restaurant will be worth the trouble. Trust me. This is ATLANTA. We support black businesses here, and people always wanna chance to see a celebrity

  • 8532233

    Right, 9 times out of 10, the health inspectors home is a F-.
    It’s a gamble eating outside your home…point-blank-PERIOD

  • Pamela

    Food poisoning is no joke. You feel like you are literally dying. No thanks, wouldn’t even accept a glass of water from this restaurant.

  • Pamela

    Acting like yt people; not bathing and washing hair in a kitchen sink? They both need their bottoms kicked. Ugh

  • takenaback

    Don’t worry. KandI and Todd will be correcting their deficiencies. You know Kanda don’t like her businesses associated with negativity. Chalk it up to lesson learned.

  • 4RGSpot

    Oh nooooo, already???? ?

  • Yoni7

    I don’t even consider PF Changs a “real” Chinese. LOL It’s American Chinese.

  • Yoni7

    <—– does not do "chicken" (or beef) from Chinese food spots. Tofu and shrimp. Dassit!

  • SpiceGirl

    hope so too….and good luck hun

  • Yoni7

    I loathe it when people root for things like this to fail. Makes me sad and cringe at the same time.

  • Yoni7

    I think her “cuisine” hasn’t “caught on” yet.

  • Yoni7

    I heard the portions were small and over priced too.
    ____________________
    Probably the same as Ruth Chris……..but I don’t hear folks complaining about that.

  • Boogie79

    You ain’t never lied. There’s one near me and even though they have consistently had food poisoning outbreaks, they are still packed. Just got inspected last month and still have a violation for cross contamination.

  • McKay

    Indeed. Let’s see who will be out of commission before the year end. And I doubt it will be Kandi. Jealousy is such a horrible disease.

  • Yoni7

    I honestly don’t think it’s “jealousy” per se. More like social conditioning. The FIRST thing people do before they compliment is find/say something they DON’T like about something. Before they find the good in it. Hard habit to break for some folks. I say “change your mind ON PURPOSE!”

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Which is a form of jealousy or envy. Putting something or someone else down and then cleaning it up later… Negative mindsets

  • Renee26

    Lol I don’t care what it is…it’s good

  • Renee26

    The ones in my city are the bomb

  • Yoni7

    GIRL! All that MSG and whatnot added, makes you say “get in my belly!”. LOL

  • bemetoo

    Ok I stand corrected

  • McKay

    There has to be a bit of jealousy. Someone who is rich and not afraid to pursue their dreams or goals while others are stuck in an office job they hate due to their lack of determination and risk taking. They spread their hate and dislike on others because others had the courage to go out there take risk to accomplish their dreams.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Not sure why anyone chooses that business, the failure rate is high.

  • Storm’s Rage!

    I hope she is listening and correct it.